Peter Maddison

Peter Maddison

Founding Director
B Arch, RMIT
Doctor of Design Honoris Causa RMIT
Senior Counsellor AIA


Peter started Maddison Architects in 1989 and has taken the award winning practice from strength to strength.  Peter’s best skills are effective communication, strategic thinking and lateral design thinking. He is on his feet most of the time, interacting with all of the projects in the office.

If Peter’s isn’t away filming for the weekend, he is usually out surfing or trying to jump fences on his motorcycle.

Drew Carling

Drew Carling

Director
B App Sc (Landscape Architecture), CAE
BA Fine Arts (Sculpture), Monash University

Drew’s 20+ years’ experience have seen him working in multi-disciplinary teams ranging from urban design projects to smaller residential extensions. Drew’s informed and rigorous design processes have led to the creation of many imaginative and unique built projects.

Since retiring from being an navy admiral, Drew spends his leisure time quietly guiding his paddle steamer along the Murray River.

Kim McLaren

Kim McLaren

Director
M Arch, University of Melbourne
B Planning & Design, University of Melbourne

Kim is a registered Architect with over ten years’ experience on a variety of educational, residential, retail and commercial projects.  His broad range of skills extends from strategic planning to technical detailing and team management.

During winter, Kim often goes away snowboarding. In summer, he searches for new puffy vests and works on his Hoverboard prototype.

Amir Shayan

Amir Shayan

Associate
B Arch (Hons), University of Melbourne
B Property & Construction, University of Melbourne
B Planning & Design, University of Melbourne

Amir is a registered architect with over 10 years’ experience, working on large commercial, hospitality and residential projects. 

Amir spends most of his day making or drinking coffee, and claiming it is as research for his new coffee venture.  Look out for his bright orange coffee van on the streets of Melbourne.

Misha Manzur

Misha Manzur

Project Architect
M Arch, University of WA
B Arch, University of WA

Misha is a registered Architect with nine years experience working on a variety of large educational and residential projects.  She is an all rounder, able to work on projects from inception to completion, and can manage a broad team of consultants.  Her keen design eye, clear communication and strong technical skills make her an outstanding project Architect, and vital part of the practice. 

Misha is a born performer.  She can dance everything from classical Indian to modern Hip-Hop, and is always ready to put on a big show to entertain her legion of fans.

Jesse Newstadt

Jesse Newstadt

Project Architect

M Arch, RMIT University
B Arch, RMIT University

Jesse is a registered Architect and has over seven years experience working on a variety of educational, community and urban projects.  His particular interest in social and environmental sustainability makes him a valuable asset to the practice. 

Despite claiming to be a pacifist, it has been rumoured that Jesse can be found jousting in medieval re-enactments at Princes Park on Friday nights.  

Blake Alexander

Blake Alexander

Project Architect

M Arch, University of Adelaide
B Design, University of Adelaide

Blake has over six years experience working on large scale education, residential, sporting and retail projects. His design sensibility and technical skills with BIM software ensures projects are delivered effeciently and accurately.

In the evening, if Blake isn't out watching a band at the pub, he can be found woodworking at home with a glass of scotch (16-year-old Lagavulin Single Malt).        

 

Edward Cookesley

Edward Cookesley

Project Architect
M Arch, Deakin University
B Des.(Arch), Deakin University

Ed is a Registered Architect and a talented member of the Maddison team. Ed has over five years experience in all stages of design and documentation. Ed has worked on educational, residential and hospitality projects. Ed has strong presentation and computer drafting skills and his visual communication skills are outstanding. 

Ed may appear refined and sophisticated, but his musical tastes are less inclined towards classical piano, and more into garage rock.  As the regular office dj, this is proving to be controversial.

 

Shabnam Bozor

Shabnam Bozor

Graduate
M Arch, University of WA
B App Sci (Arch), Curtin University

Shabnam graduated in 2016 and is rapidly becoming an important team member at Maddison Architects. She has an excellent variety of design, presentation and technical skills, and has experience working on residential and educational projects.

Shabnam might appear to be shy and independent, but she always finds imaginative little ways to improve the lives of those around her for the better.  It’s not unusual for her to be offering various Persian snacks around the office.

Janet Longley

Janet Longley

Office Manager

Janet provides invaluable administrative support to the practice.  Janet’s years of experience in finance and office management ensure the office systems and personnel are in expert hands.

Once she has managed to elude the Paparazzi, Janet enjoys attending fashion shows, charity events and the ballet.

Juno

Juno

Office Counsellor
B Fetch (Hons), University of Canine Competence

Juno is responsible for handling all packages that are delivered to our office.  She is highly skilled at fetching balls, rolling over and shaking hands.        

When not designing new kennels, Juno enjoys chasing rabbits, exploring rock pools on the beach, and watching nature documentaries.